FanSided 8 months College Basketball Rankings: Projected Top 10 after slew of Saturday upsets. FanSided 8 months Best college basketball games of the weekend: View all March Madness Sites. View all SEC Sites. View all Big 12 Sites. View all Big Ten Sites. As for Northwestern, which drops out of the Top 25 as a result of the correction: Better luck in our post-spring practice rankings. Sure, the Bulldogs lost—but in spectacular fashion to a very good Alabama team.
Kirby Smart has things rolling in the right direction in Athens, and that will stay the case in Losing Barrett will be a blow, but the Buckeyes are no stranger to attrition, and with Dwayne Haskins stepping in to take his place on a full-time bases, plus the returns of running back J. Dobbins and defensive end Nick Bosa, things in Columbus will be just fine. In a weak Big Ten West, Wisconsin should come out on top for the third straight year.
Without Darnold, the Trojans will grapple with a new identity in , likely taking a step back in the process. The season was enough to prove was an aberration in East Lansing.
Still, there are enough pieces on offense for the Irish to reach double-digit wins again. Scott Frost is gone, but most of a talented roster that got a taste of winning in returns. Quarterback Deondre Francois should be back to full health, and with new coach Willie Taggart, the Seminoles have a ton of talent to unleash. Running back Cam Akers will be one of the most fun players to watch in college football next year. In a thinner SEC East, the Gamecocks have a good chance to win double-digit games behind third-year starter Jake Bentley at quarterback.
Tom Herman found his quarterback in Sam Ehlinger, and the Longhorns are only going to get better and better the as his recruits begin to find the field. This was one of the tougher rankings to assign, and it depends a lot on the eligibility of Shea Patterson. The Broncos won 10 games in , finishing the year No. With Jimbo Fisher at coach, the Aggies should get a leg up from the so-so seasons of Kevin Sumlin, although to expect them to contend for a title within a year or two seems premature.
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